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Parties & Openings

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The Heartbeats For Autism

March 9 – Pittsfield
Pittsfield Education Foundation

March 3 – New Lebanon
Culinary Crossroads Tea

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A Silent Auction Ends with a Bang

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsBefore the deluge, the night was weirdly warm.  Which could also describe the action inside the house at Hammertown Barn on Saturday, November 15.  Culminating a week of on-line silent auction bidding, attendees came bent on winning.  With continued federal and state support looking less likely by the day, everyone understands that it’s our obligation to keep our local charitable and cultural institutions afloat.  In that spirit, supporters of the Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation and it’s subsidiaries, the Northeast Dutchess Fund and the Fund for Columbia County, gathered for a pour of unusually fine wines, provided by Neal Rosenthal (at left, signing his book, Reflections of a Wine Merchant, for Jon Arneson), accompanied by an outpouring of generosity. 

Bent on winning, last-minute bidders calculate their moves.

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Anna Hirschorn and Elizabeth Beier; Neal Rosenthal and Kerry Madigan

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly, Lyndon Preston, and the evening’s hostess Joan Osofsky

Rosemary Lyons and Beth Ledy, both of the Fund for Columbia County, flank Amy Gold

Lucinda Ross and her husband ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross flank Brooke Lehman and web designer Gregg Osofsky

John Arneson and Peter Gleason, both of the Northeast Dutchess Fund; Heidi Stanvick, who offered samples of her Vervacious line of flavorings, with Carol Smillie

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Visiting from Watkins Glen, Betsy Galbraith takes the rare mid-November night air with her sister Gail Cashen, of the Fund for Columbia County.

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